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Poster: Scrim Date: Jun 19, 2007 12:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: So tell me about Phish

In the 80's, Phish was getting a lot of attention and their phans were being described as being as fanatical as dead heads. Many dead heads were Phish phans at the time, but I wasn't getting it. Whenever I put in a tape, it never clicked with me. I saw their legions growing, but still didn't put any thought into it.

Then I went to a H.O.R.D.E. festival in 1992 at Syracuse, NY that featured Phish. I was blown away by the crowd and Treys guitar. It was a great concert.

During the concert, Phish started doing their secret codes (playing little rifts that was a code to do something.) I was standing there, then all of a sudden everyone falls to the ground leaving me standing by myself. Then the code goes out to get up and start spinning, crazy ass stuff like that. I couldn't believe these people knew all this stuff, and they were doing the secret code shit. I was hooked from then on. Wish I had more time to describe the code thing, maybe someone else can get into it more.

Anyways, they were real cool for a bunch of years, and then they got weird. I completely lost interest in their music, if that's what it was called in the end. But I love to put in a ripping early show and crank it up! They rocked. I once flew 4,000 miles to see a Phish concert, and got kicked out after the first song , but it was Chalk Dust Torture, it was worth it. My only offense was that I couldn't produce my ticket stub when asked. By the time I found it, it was evident that I probably shouldn't be there. Ah foo...

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Poster: Max Chorak Date: Jun 19, 2007 6:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: So tell me about Phish

Awesome thread!! Finally a -real- discussion :D

I like PYITE.. that's a cool song. I just can't get into them


Tea Leaf Green rocks the damn house though. I'm serious.

http://www.archive.org/details/tlg2005-03-11.flac16

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Poster: patkelley Date: Jun 19, 2007 7:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: So tell me about Phish

I rock the damn house foo!